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MSI Moves into New Facilities, Launches Marker-Band Swaging Line

Originally Published MPMN October 2002


MSI Moves into New Facilities, Launches Marker-Band Swaging Line

Susan Wallace

MSI’s new manufacturing facilitiesdouble the company’s workspace.

To celebrate the opening of its new facilities and the launching of a line of marker-band swaging equipment, Machine Solutions Inc. (MSI; Flagstaff, AZ; held an Open House event on August 19, 2002. The new facilities double the company's workspace. Nearly 7000 sq ft is divided into a contract manufacturing work area, an equipment demonstration and evolution space, and a dedicated manufacturing area for custom or proprietary projects, as well as office space for the company's 17 employees.

The company supplies stent crimping, catheter balloon pleating and folding, and marker-band swaging equipment to the medical device
industry and has customers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Domestic customers include Boston Scientific Scimed, (Natick, MA;, Guidant (Indianapolis;, Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Co., (Miami; www. cordis. com), and Medtronic (Minneapolis; www.

Marker-band swaging equipment, the company's latest product offering, is set to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2002, according to company sources. "This line could keep the company busy for the next 10 years," says company cofounder Dan Kasprzyk. Marker bands are components of a stent that enable the surgeon to locate the device on an x-ray.
Kasprzyk added that MSI's future plans include introducing or extending one new product line per quarter, building intellectual property, and continuing to convert the
operations of its four largest customers.

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